Howdy, folks!

As some of you may have already realized, Popdose is preparing for the holidays by giving the columnists you know and love a holiday of their own. Between November 24 (that’s Monday) and January 1, we won’t be running any of the regularly scheduled series you’ve made a part of your daily reading — but don’t worry! First of all, everyone will return in 2009 — in fact, we’re planning even more great content for you to feast your eyes and ears on — and second, we aren’t shutting down completely for the holidays. Here’s what you’ll see over the next few weeks:

The Popdose 100. On Monday, we’ll be running our largest feature ever — a list of our favorite singles of the last 50 years, as voted on by the Popdose staff (and some of our friends). Since it took so much effort, we thought it would only be fitting to leave it at the top of the site for a week, so that’s what we’re going to do. Then, on December 1, we move on to…

Mellowmas. The readers who followed me and Jason here when Popdose launched know what the word “Mellowmas” means — and the rest of you are in for a treat. (Not really.) From December 1st through the 25th, Jason and I will spend each day listening to Christmas music by a wide variety of artists (and, of course, sharing our thoughts with you). I’d love to give you the names of some of the artists we’ve selected for this year’s listening party — and to tell you the name of our first installment’s very special guest — but that would be cheating. You’ll just have to wait. And in between, you’ll also get…

Reviews. We’ll still be writing up new music, books, DVDs, and the like — basically, if it’s something an artist or a publicist is waiting on, it’ll get its due here during the break.

In closing, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you on behalf of everyone here at Popdose for making our first year on the Web such a success. Thanks to you, our traffic has continued to climb — there are now roughly 5,000 of you coming here every day — and we intend to make the next 12 months even better. Keep reading!

Lindsey Buckingham, “Holiday Road” (live) (download) (from Live at the Bass Performance Hall)

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Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles is the founder and editor-in-chief of Popdose and Dadnabbit, as well as an entertainment writer whose work can be seen at Rotten Tomatoes and a number of other sites. Hey, why not follow him at Twitter while you're at it?

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